5 Clever Ways to Liven Up a Laundry Room

The laundry room is typically considered the least glamorous room in a home, often an afterthought that doesn’t receive much design attention (if any). But that doesn’t have to be the case. Given the amount of time that’s spent there, the design-savvy Home to Win team created a chic coastal-style laundry room that still focuses on the space’s primary function. Here’s how to score the look.

  1. Choose Stylish Appliances

There’s no getting around the fact that the washer-dryer combo is the central focus of any laundry room. With that said, selecting stylish premium appliances that will make your life easier is key. In this season’s Home to Win laundry room, the sleek white front-load washer and dryer from Samsung feature exactly that: high-tech, intuitive innovations along with a streamlined look that draws focus.

Have you ever put a load of laundry on, only to discover you’ve missed that one stray piece of clothing? The Samsung AddWash™ Front Load Washer is an innovative solution to this all-too common experience. AddWash™ is a front-load washing machine with a distinctive access door that makes it convenient to add any forgotten laundry item mid-cycle. There’s no need to drain the washer or wait for the next load — just pause the cycle after it has begun, open the AddWash™ door and leave no sock behind.

As for the Samsung Electric Front-Load Dryer? It has a MultiSteam™ function that freshens and sanitizes garments while spinning. Both machines are also wifi-enabled and ENERGY STAR® certified. Needless to say, this dynamic duo exemplifies how form and function can work hand-in-hand to create a laundry room that knows how to get things done in style.

  1. Devise a Theme

Even the laundry room is deserving of a stylish design theme that ties into the rest of the home. In this case, the Home to Win space was given a nautical look, evident in such touches as the anchor-print blinds and framed photo of children playing at a beach. A theme doesn’t need to hammer you over the head to be effective; sometimes less really is more.

  1. Complementary Colours

With the sleek white washer and dryer setting the tone, a complementary colour scheme of pale grey with tinges of navy blue and white ties the look together. The rich dark blue doors lend a splash of drama, while the white-and-blue-striped area rug helps ground the look and contributes to the space’s chic nautical aesthetic.

  1. Get Creative with Storage

The addition of a sink (glossy white to match the washing machines) is enhanced by the elegant open shelving above. The shelving is decorative and practical, providing a place to display chic accents while also offering handy storage for laundry baskets, an iron and other cleaning essentials.

  1. A Touch of Wood

The rustic wooden countertop into which the sink is set ties in with the wood “box” that frames the washer and dryer, wonderfully containing the appliances while creating a functional work surface for laundry folding. The warm wooden elements are also a gorgeous counterpoint to the white appliances and space’s muted colour palette.

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